Halle Berry wants to cut down the amount she pays her ex Gabriel Aubry in child support payments by 80 percent, according to reports.
The Hollywood actress currently pays her ex $16,000 a month, but wants it knocked down to $3,000 – because, she reportedly claims, he has given up work and is living solely off what she pays him.
According to TMZ, the star has already filed documents asking to reduce the payments, which she was ordered to pay in May towards the pair’s six-year-old daughter Nahla.
Halle reportedly notes in the documents that her 39-year-old former partner – with who she shares equal joint custody of their little girl – is "perfectly capable" of getting a job and the reduced payments will still allow Nahla to live a comfortable life, supplemented by his own income.
Halle with current partner Olivier
During the hearing earlier this year, 48-year-old Halle – who also has 12-month-old son Maceo with husband Olivier Martinez – was ordered to make the hefty payments to Gabriel until their child turns 19 or graduates from high school.
A judge in Los Angeles also awarded the Canadian model $115,000 in back payments and $300,000 in lawyer’s fees.
The duo split in April 2010 after two years of dating and reached an initial custody agreement in late 2012, around the time Gabriel got into a violent altercation with Olivier.
The French actor and Gabriel reached a mutual decision not to pursue criminal charges for Nahla’s sake.
We have contacted reps for both Halle and Gabriel for comment.